How many types of shipping bills in export

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How many types of shipping bills are in exports in India?


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How many types of shipping bills are there in Exports in India?


Shipping bills have to be filed mandatory for every goods moved for exports.


Shipping bills are filed as per the guidelines of customs department of each country. Before introduction of electronic filing system with customs department, documents are filed manually.


Why different types of shipping bills?


Let us discuss the reason for introducing different types of shipping bills for exports. As you are aware, most of the exports attract different incentives, duty exemptions or other export benefits. In some other types of exports, the exporter needs to pay duty to government of exporting country. Categorizing them at the time of filing documents for export is an easy task for customs to identify easily, under which category of exports fall under – whether duty to be paid, any export benefits availing etc.etc.


Types of shipping bills.

There are four main types of shipping bills in India. Duty free shipping bills, Dutiable shipping bill, Shipping bill under Duty draw back, Ex-bond shipping bills.


Colors of shipping bills:

Before introduction of electronic filing of shipping bills, these types of shipping bills are identified in different colors - Duty free shipping bill in White color, Dutiable shipping bill in yellow color, shipping bill for drawback in Green color and Ex-bond shipping bill in pink color. These colors help all concerned authorities to identify the exports under which type of shipment those export taken place.


Most of the customs locations in India have been introduced electronic filing of shipping bills. Manual filing of shipping bills also takes place in some of the customs locations where in electronic filing facility not available. Under special cases, some of the exports need physical verification of goods and valuation of goods manually. In such cases, customs higher authorities insist to file shipping bills manually to ascertain value of goods than declared value by exporter. In such cases, exporters file manual shipping bills.


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Sreejith Elambilai: Dear Sir, The software system is widely introduced in both ICD and Air cargo, Bangalore. Still Sec-74 is filed manually. Kindly clarify the reason. Thanks Sreejith Elambilai

admin: Hi Sreejith, Since shipper claims drawback under re-export of duty paid goods, customs authorities may require physical verification of goods to re-value on such imported duty paid goods which are arranged to export. This could be a reason. However, you can take up this matter with authorities through Customs House Agents Association.

Mayur: Hi, I paid import duty on imported clothes for personal use to DHL by cash. Due to fitting issues I wish to return them. What is the process to be followed? I'll have to ship the clothes fast as returning window for clothes might expire soon. Does customs require physical verification of clothes? My concern is by the time I've completed documentation for claiming returns the clothes might already have been re-exported. Can you provide some guidance in this regard? Thanks in advance, Mayur

anil: what can we do with ep copy

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Anil, Read other articles in this web site including EP copy and EC copy of shipping bill

Surendran Kollerath: Hi Mayur, You are eligible to get import duty against imported cloths which are re exported due to fitting issue. The customs department has to ascertain the amount of duty involved under such re exports. Normally, a physical examination of goods is carried out at the time reexports, if customs can not derive the figure.

santhosh: please provide the scheme code for different shipping bill

deepika: Hii, M completely new in this profession, & ur article helped me a lot, thankx for the above information. Thank you

amit jain: sir, we need to export imported bearing. under which type of billing it should be done.

PRASHANT S KADAM: Dear Sir, Thanks a lot, it will be helpful & language also easy to understand .thanx once again

Niteesh Bhatt: Thankyou so much One question... What are the common duties to be paid by exporter on any goods...

Dr Harsha Ratna Shakya: Dear Sir , Kindly let us know about the Exchange Control Copy ! Is this documents generated by the Indian Customs on the Shipment under Indian Currency not on Foreign Currency ? As per the norms , Exchange Control copy is generated to the Export shipment of India to Nepal & Bhutan whose transactions is on Foreign Currency only. Can you confirm the same ? Regards, Dr. Harsha Ratna Shakya Future Medical Equipments Traders Kathmandi

drjayvadanPatel: At custom clearance how to check,by opening the container,if so then who will do re-packing?

NAZIA: thanks for ur explianation.

Ravi Goel: we have supplied the material to Bangladesh/Pakistan against advance payment of < 500 Dollar & weight 200GM to 500GM in 2007-08 without shipping bill. Can RBI accept the invoice with Air way bill of small value.

Jagmohan Namdeo: Dear Sir, we are merchant Exporter. can we import the Raw material against the advance License & send to our supplier form prepare for final product. after that we will export the same. this is possible ?

Durgesh singh--------Export how may all Doument: Plz Sir I am Know Expot Doument So Plz Sir Send all Doument on my mail.

Dev: I am from India and have recently started a start up of jewellery now I have received one order the jewelry is of brass what all bills I need to generate and do I have to pay any sort of other charges, what kind of shipping bill it would be duty free or etc. Please guide me as per current rules and regulations. My email is

Ravikant Tiwari: Information are provided here are more helpful. thank you so much for helping the people in the sector of International Trade by providing such a valuable information.

Amit Pawar: What is the difference between Exchange control, Export Promotional and Exporter copy

Gayathri: sir, what does mean st/excise legn in exporter copy , what should be added in that? what is the purpose of same?


VINAY: Dear Sir, i am working in Manufactured and export company shipping bill generating is stopped and how can i get it shipping bills for future shipments. please suggest me.

MD Shahjehan: Well defined all the term in the section.

Dr. S. Rajput: Kindly share why GR form and SDF forms are required

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